Scares for This October

Plenty of haunted houses and attractions, zombie events, ghost tours, and more around the state to enjoy this Halloween season.  Instead of doing a post for each one here is a few words about a few different ones to check out.

Scareview Ghoul School: Saint Albans, based out of the old Fairview Grade School, is a fund-raiser for local volunteer fire department.  Open mid September through the end of October.

Fright Nights WV: Daniels, award winning outdoor haunted attraction, features Appalachian Anarchy Haunted Trail, 3D Nightmare, Biohazard Lazer Tag, Spooky Gold, and Escape Rooms.  Every Friday and Saturday through October 28th.

Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum: Weston, formerly the Weston State Hospital serving as a sanctuary for the mentally ill in the 1800’s.  Ghost Hunts, Paranormal tours, normal Heritage Tours, Haunted House, Zombie Paint Ball, and the Asylum Ball on October 21st.

Moundsville Prison/West Virginia Penitentiary: Moundsville, former Gothic style prison, Ghost Tours, Paranormal Investigations, Escape Room, Dungeon of Horrors, North Walk, Zombie Paintball, Kid’s Night October 23rd, and Family Night October 30th.

Dead Zone Haunted House: Charleston, successor to the Haunted Barn.  Attratcion with physical interaction.  Every Friday and Saturdays will have The Haunted Barn, The Asylum, and Sinister Sideshow, every Thursday night they will have The Darkness, live music, pro wrestling, and vendors.

Festival of Fright: Nitro, one night event on Saturday October 14th at Ridenour Lake from 4pm to midnight.  Will have an outdoor showing of Danny Boyd’s Chillers and Invasion of the Space Preachers.  Pumpkin carving, local artists, vendors, paranormal investigators, psychics, pumpkin races, haunted trail, zombie shoot, coffin ride, inflatables, and food.

Morgantown Zombie Walk: Morgantown, put on the by The Illusive Skull.  On Saturday October 21st, zombies gather at 7pm, walk starts at 8pm.  Will start at the Morgantown Farmers Market pavilion and go to the Morgantown Public Library.  After-walk part after that.  Raises money for charity.

Pecks Mill Haunted Trail: Chapmanville, four attractions for one price, Haunted Ride, Haunted Trail, Haunted Barn, and Haunted House and Basement. Every Friday and Saturday night from 8pm to midnight.  Has clowns.

 

 

 

 

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Causeacon

Causeacon will be at the Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center in Beckley from Friday April 28th to Sunday April 30th.

Causeacon is Beckley’s first ever Pop Culture convention, which includes all fandoms from anime, gaming, cosplay and whatever else they can get. All proceeds of the convention will benefit the Women’s Resource Center in Beckley WV.

Guests are Chad Lindberg, actor in Supernatural, Fast and the Furious, October Sky, and many more, plus he is a paranormal  investigator.  Singer and actor Jennifer Cihi who was the singing voice of Sailor Moon and on Nickelodeon’s Roundhouse.  Playwright and novelist Stafanie DeLeo.  Jeremy Ambler from the Walking Dead and other horror projects.  Bob Denver’s widow, and actor in her own right, Dreama Denver.  Liberty High School’s Rock Music Ensemble Groovus Phaticus and nerdy belly dance troupe Final Form Fusion,

Events include a Friday night Formal Cosplay Ball, Saturday night Galactic Rave, cosplay masquerade on Saturday, game shows Otaku Bingo and Finish the Lyrics: Disney Edition, anime screening room, an artist alley, Ghostbusters, panels, an Instagram contest, foam combat with Sleeping Samurai.  Fright Nights at Glade Springs will have a mini haunted house set up at the con to enjoy.  The Women’s resource Center is holding a book drive raffle for children and preteen’s book, the more books you give the room tickets you will get.

A video game room will be run by Rare Drops and have tournaments for Super Smash Bros, Mario Kart 8, Mortal Kombat X, Injustice, and Goldeneye.  Lost Legion Games & Comics will be hosting a board game room with demos scheduled all weekend and a board game library.  They will also be holding tournaments for Magic and Pokémon; Dragon’s Den will be holding a Yu-Gi-Oh tournament as well.  Dragon’s Den is also doing a Warhammer 40k demo.

The Vendor Room will have dealers with video games, comics, costumes, figurines, toys, posters, wall scrolls, manga, anime, hats, t-shirts, collectibles, trading cards, energy drinks, and more.

Tickets are $30 for the weekend, $15 for Friday or Saturday, and $25 for Saturday.  You can preregister or buy at the door.

Another mixed con of various fandoms all for a good cause.  Bunch of stuff for everyone to check out.

Fright Nights at The Resort at Glade Springs

The Resort at Glade Springs at Daniels near Beckley presents, for the 5th year, Fright Nights 2014.  Frights Nights is an outdoor haunted attraction open rain or moonlight.  It has been voted #1 Haunted Attraction in Southern WV for the last three years.  Open Friday and Saturday from October 10th to November 1st open from 7pm to 10:30pm.

New this year is Movie Mayhem Haunted Trail  at the haunted Glade Springs Theater.

3D Nightmare is 5000 square feet of floating walls, moving floors, and terror around every corner that will mess with your head while wearing 3D glasses.  Things are twice as big this year.

Also new is Uncle Hershel’s Ride of Terror, ride around the dark woods in a hayride as you go to visit Uncle Hershel.

And of course the live action apocalyptic event Zombie Hunt.  Join a laser tag zombie game for you and your friends.

Dickey’s BBQ will serving BBQ and beef brisket chili on site.  Small Talk Cafe will have sweets and snacks there as well.

Also this year Foley Orthodontics presents a No-Scare-Trick-or-Treat on October 26th from 4pm-6pm. Experience the Movie Mayhem Haunted Trail with Treats and no Tricks. Come with your family in costume and bring a bag to collect treats on the trail. Tickets are $5 per person for everyone over three and free for kids two and under.

Tickets are are as followed: $10 for Zombie Hunt, $15 for Movie Mayhem and 3D Nightmare or Uncle Hershel’s Ride of Terror, $25 for Movie Mayhem and 3D Nightmare with fast pass, $30 for a combo ticket of all events, and $45 for combo ticket with fast pass.  Groups of 20+ can get 20% discount per ticket if ordered on the website as one order.  $1 from every ticket will be donated to the United Way.

Get one nights lodging on Friday, breakfast, and a Fright Nights combo ticket for one $62 per person at the Glades Springs Resort.

This is something fans of haunted attractions, zombie hunting, and general terror are going to want to go see.

Zombiefest WV

Zombiefest is a zombie festival and run operated by The Haunted Barn.  It will be May 10th at Camp Virgil Tate in the Charleston area.

Things start with a 5k obstacle course through woods starting at 7am.  A 5k mountain bike starts over the same course at noon.  At 4pm the zombie run of the same course starts, an obstacle course with zombies chasing you all along the way to steal your life flags.  All you have to do is make it to the finish line with one life flag left.  Cash prizes and awards will be handed out for all the races.  First 1500 to pre-reg for the zombie run get a free zombie run t-shirt.

After all the running and biking then the apocalypse after party starts.  You can hang with special guests at the event: horror legend Tom Savini, actor, stuntman, director,special effects and makeup artist; Tyler Mane, Sabertooth from X-Men movie, Michael Myers in the Halloween remake; Tamara Glynn, Samantha Thomas in Halloween 5; Savana Jade Wehunt and Jeremy Ambler of The Walking Dead; Goldie Fatale and Andie Noir of Fatale Noir Productions; and professorial wrestler The Stro. There will be Zombie Laser Tag provided by Fright nights of Glade Springs Resort, vendors, concession stands with beer.  There will be concerts by Gage, Dead Serious, The Renfields, Fully Justified, Stych N Tyme, and Bobaflex.  Nice line up for hard rock fans.

Registration for the Zombie Run is $75,  regular 5k run is $55, and the bike run is $45.  All tickets include the after party; I think, at least the zombie run does.  Spectator tickets are $20, these do let you into the after party.  They still have room for anyone interested in being a vendor for $250.

Yet another event out there for zombie lovers.  Though those who just like to party should also find it nice.

 

Zombie Prom in Souther WV

Yet another event I learn about at the last minute.  Glade Springs Resort in Raleigh County is hosting their 1st Zombie Prom this Saturday night, July 27th.  It is a chance to dress in your best prom or zombie (or both) clothes.  They have arranged a “professional blood splatter-er” to help give people a zombie look.  I think they mean make-up artist and if not I would like to know how you become a “professional blood splatter-er.”

There will be dancing, with music provided by a DJ, some snacks, a cash bar, and a chance to vote the Zombie King and Queen of the prom.  Plus the Haunted Barn will have their Last Ride casket rides, a solo experience in a wooden casket.

“With shows like Walking Dead, people are really into the zombies all year long, not just at Halloween so we decided to throw this Zombie Prom, you can get dressed up like a zombie going to prom or just a zombie in general.” Glade Springs Resort Creative Director Ashley Davis said.

The event is for 16 and up.  Things will get started at 8pm and goes till midnight.  Admission is $10 at the door, no advance tickets available.

A chance for zombie lovers to go have fun together.